Minnesota State Fair 2016

Guessing most of you know that we always go to the state fair. Every year, without fail.  And now that I think about it, this is one thing I will really miss when I leave Minnesota.  A wonderful treat every year.  Although this year we noticed it was a bit more crowded.  The attendance numbers seem to go up each successive year. Hubby went to the fair while I was in California over Labor Day weekend and he said it was the most people he’s ever seen there!  Indeed, that was the record breaking attendance day this year with just over 260,000 fair goers. I’m glad I missed it.

Coming up are this year’s favorite photos from the fair.  I hope you enjoy!!

First up, various scenes at the fair.

We always visit the agriculture building:

This year’s crop art had many Prince tributes.  I think the Prince crop art overtook the political art this year. We sure miss our native son rock/pop star:

This last gallery displays something that I imagine has been at the fair the entire time we’ve been going (about 25 years).  We decided to take a short cut and ended up going through this very interesting log cabin.  It’s directly across from the agriculture building and it never beckoned to us.  And now I’m at a loss a little bit to explain what this is exactly since it’s been almost 3 months since I took these photos. As near as I can remember this is a replica of a type of cabin the earlier pioneers in Minnesota would have lived in.  It’s a museum with items from daily life from those days.  These are the folks that lived in Minnesota before it became a state in 1858.  Oh, ah, I did find this link with a bit more information in case you’re interested.


Filed under Minnesota, Travel

10 responses to “Minnesota State Fair 2016

  1. The Smiling Pilgrim

    Haha love it!

  2. Awesome. Thanks for the tour. I must be a stick-in-the-mud as I haven’t eve thought of a fair in… forever. o_O

  3. Correction: I haven’t e.v.e.n. My fingers are stiff this morning. Guess I have to slow down.

  4. Great story and pictures Toby!

  5. I still can’t believe we completely spaced the crop art with this year’s visit! However, since my son was working the Fair for a little extra $$ before classes started, we only had an evening to explore, unlike our usual extended day trip. Wonderful tributes to Prince everywhere!

    • yea, sounds like you just didn’t have enough time. I’m glad I could provide some photos for you then :) I was very proud that there were all the tributes to Prince last year. I still need to find the new mural of him off of Hennepin, north of Uptown. Probably this spring or summer.

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